It was fantastic to have a group from St Chrysostom’s at Manchester Pride 2015.
We stand for inclusion, equality and celebration, and that was all there on this day of colour, laughter and fun.
One of our colourful posters proclaimed …
… and was held by church warden Desmond who was delighted when parade grand marshall Sir Ian McKellen approached the group and shook Desmond’s hand. The moment was captured by ITV news and broadcast later that day along with a brief interview with Desmond who said
The parade was a wonderful occasion, inclusive and for families. Sir Ian McKellen was a great ambassador for Manchester Pride and agreed with the sentiments on our St Chrysostom’s placard ‘God Loves us All’.
Click here to see the ITV report (for the video clip click on second photo)
At St Chrysostom’s every week is a time for the christian welcome, inclusion and celebration that we were witnessing to at Pride this year.
On the last Sunday of each month our LGBTQ worship community meets at 5pm for Open Table.
All the services and activities at St C’s aim to offer a fully inclusive, nrturing and welcoming space for people, wherever they are on the spectrum, but Open Table is a particular focus for the LGBTQ Community.